Carex frigida fens

English name: Ice sedge fens

Description (English)

Mostly subalpine formations dominated by Carex frigida, colonizing seepages and flushes on stony slopes of the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Black Forest, with Carex davalliana, Carex demissa, Carex panicea, Carex nigra, Juncus triglumis, Juncus castaneus, Blysmus compressus, Tofieldia calyculata, Parnassia palustris, Pinguicula vulgaris, Pinguicula grandiflora, Primula farinosa, Saxifraga aizoides, Campylium stellatum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.18
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D4.1)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Blysmus compressus
Mosses & Liverworts Campylium stellatum
Flowering Plants Carex davalliana
Flowering Plants Carex demissa
Flowering Plants Carex frigida
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Flowering Plants Carex panicea
Flowering Plants Juncus castaneus
Flowering Plants Juncus triglumis
Flowering Plants Parnassia palustris
Flowering Plants Pinguicula grandiflora
Flowering Plants Pinguicula vulgaris
Flowering Plants Primula farinosa
Flowering Plants Saxifraga aizoides
Flowering Plants Tofieldia calyculata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Blysmus compressus Flowering Plants
Campylium stellatum Mosses & Liverworts
Carex davalliana Flowering Plants
Carex demissa Flowering Plants
Carex frigida Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Carex panicea Flowering Plants
Juncus castaneus Flowering Plants
Juncus triglumis Flowering Plants
Parnassia palustris Flowering Plants
Pinguicula grandiflora Flowering Plants
Pinguicula vulgaris Flowering Plants
Primula farinosa Flowering Plants
Saxifraga aizoides Flowering Plants
Tofieldia calyculata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.28 Ice sedge fens source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 2.2.3 Parvocariçaie neutro-basophile wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.18 Carex frigida fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.18 Carex frigida fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D4.18 Carex frigida fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D4.18 Carex frigida fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D4.18 Carex frigida fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D4.18 Ice sedge fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.28 Ice sedge fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.28 Ice sedge fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.28   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.28   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.28   same
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